Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bye, Bye Nursery... Hello Big Girl Room

Well I finally decided to put up the girls' big girl bedding! It looks so cute in their room! I did it while they were with my dad at the skating rink! We are trying to get as much excitement from the skating rink as possible because Friday night is my Dad's last night to have it! He will be leasing it out to a really nice family, but that means no more free parties for the girls'! They love to skate, it will be weird to pay to get in. :-( And not have free reign to go when the girls feel like skating! Oh well, Dad has been working 7 days a week for almost 10 years. It's about time he has the weekends off! He deserves it! Maybe now the girls can spend the night with him on Sat. nights! ;)

When the girls got home from the skating rink I had their room all set up! They were so excited! They automatically started jumping on their beds....saying "Mom, I love my new bed!" I don't thin they realize it is the same bed they have been sleeping on, just with the frame and new bedding! Hehe! Here are some pics we took before they got home! My friend Beth has a great camera, so it really does showoff the colors of the bedding! I really want a camera like hers!

Here is a pic with my camera! All this time I though I had a great camera!? This pic shows the safety rails in use! They really do work great! Chloe didn't fall out of bed once last night! I usually have to go in there and put her back in bed 10 times! Hence the reason the mattresses were on the floor!

Today was also the girls' picture day @ school! I tried to snap a couple shots of them before we left the house! Caitlyn was the only one cooperating! I sure hope Chloe doesn't give the photographer a hard time today! I will post those pis when I get them back, but these will have to do until then!

I haven't posted a belly pic in a while! So, I will end this with a pic of Baby Jack! I am 29 weeks! Only 10 weeks before I can hold my baby boy! I'm so excited!!!!

Until next time.....

Monday, October 27, 2008

UCA School shooting!

I got a call late last night informing me of the University of Central Arkansas school shooting! The only information I have this morning is that is was not random, 3 shot; 2 dead, 1 injured. 4 suspects, 2 still at large!
I can't believe this happened in Conway, AR! That is one of the safest campuses! I graduated from UCA in 2005! This is just crazy! Please keep the families of the victims in your prayers!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Getting ready for Halloween!!!

I Love Halloween! I think because it kinda kicks off the Holiday season! I wanted to share some Past Halloween pictures with you and also show off the girls' costumes for this year! Of course I will post pictures after we trick or treat next Fri night.
Halloween 2006


Halloween 2007
~Black Cats~
(I made these costumes)


I am havng a hard decision choosing the costume for the girls this year! So maybe you can help out! Let me know "witch" costume you like the best! :)

Halloween 2008


Or these Witch Costumes?


Your opinion is greatly appreciated! I'm really torn about "witch" costume to choose!
I will let you know the costume winner when I have one!
Until then.........

Friday, October 17, 2008

Altus Bulldogs..Altus Bulldogs..Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight!

That is what the girls came home singing last night after the Bulldog victory! Dad and Patti took the girls to their 1st football game this season last night! They had a blast! I think they may just be our future Bulldog Cheerleaders! Aunt Kiki would be so proud! Anyways I took some pics of the girls before they left and thought I would share them with you.

I want to share the pics from last years Bulldog Football season! It's just crazy how fast these girls are growin! I know I say that alot, but it makes me sad :(

I know it's a short update, but I will post a belly pic later this week!
Until next time........

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you........

I would like to thank Jeff's dad, Jim, for all his hard work this weekend!!!!! I have been dreaming about using the dishwasher I got back in Christmas 06...and finally my dream came true this weekend!!!! Jim gave Jeff the inspiration to insatall the dishwasher, finally! After a few hours of the 2 men reconfiguring the cabinates, electrial work, and plumbing I now have a dishwasher! Good bye washing dishes by hand...FOREVER!!!!!! :) Those that know me, know I hate 2 things...washing dishes and folding laundry! Now all I need is some kind of robot to fold all my laundry! Why can't it come out of the dryer folded? But seriously, I can handle folding laundry while my dishes wash in the..... dishwasher! YAY!

Jim also helped Jeff paint Jack's room! The room used to hold all of the girls' toys! OH MY GOSH.....these kids have entirely too many toys! After they got the room all painted I began the dreaded task of sorting through mass of dolls, strollers, barbies, ponys, etc! I will be having a garage sale soon! Finally about 5 hours later, I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. I got a really good start on decorating the nursery so I tok some pics of our work in progress.

Before I show you the pics I want to tell you how I came up with the decorating ideas and the name for our little boy, Jackson James Owenby "Jack." My grandfather was Jack Barnes, hence "Jack" ans Jeff's dad is James. Well, my grandpa ment so much to me and I just had to name my first born son after him! My G-pa loved horses and Baseball. He started American Legion Baseball in SW Oklahoma and served on the American Legend Staff for many years. All the baseball stuff you see in the room are bats and balls from American Legend World Series games, some are even signed. Jeff also loves baseball so many of the balls you see are balls he had signed while attending Pro baseball games, Jeff even has rookie baseball cards of various players in plaques that we displayed in Jack's room along with gloves Jeff used when he played ball. WE plan on putting all the signed balls and bats in some kind of display case to preserve them, then hang them on them wall (I'm open to any suggestions on how to achieve this). My G-pa also loved horses, he raced horses for many years and collected many horse figurines. My mom painted the horse picture for my g-pa, so that piece of art is very special to me! I am trying to honor my G-pa memory by displaying some of his most beloved materials. I am going for the vintage look in the room! With all that said here are some pics of the nursery "work in progress."

I will end this post with a new belly pic of Jack! I'm 27 weeks! Only 12 more to go! Wheew...thank goodness!~

Until next time.......

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall Pictures..... Take 1

The girls and I went over to My sister's Mother-in-Law's house this Saturday to take some fall pictures to send to Mamaw Peggy. Lisa always has the most beautiful display of pumpkins and I have to take advantage of snapping some awesome pictures there! I had good luck capturing some great shots this time, it only took 45 min to get over 200 pictures! There are so many to choose from, but I will only put up a few for times sake!

First, I want to share the pictures of Fall 2006 and 2007 so you can see how much these girls have grown!

They were so little! I'm glad I do these collages each year to combine all the great images from that year's fall! I still need to do 2008's collage, but Clara will be down next weekend and Stacy and I plan on taking more shots of all 3 girls together and I will use some of those shots in my collage.

Anyways, here are a few more before I go finish Jack's nursery (those pics will be up later this week)!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Long Time No Talk

Well it has been awhile since I last posted and I do apologize. It has been one heck of a crazy month around here! We went to Texarkana for Labor Day and had a great time! I was waiting to get some pics from our trip, but I haven't gotten them I will post when I do get them! Peggy hurt her leg pretty bad. She had surgery to repair her Achilles tendon (she cut it in half while taking out the trash with a broken bowl) OUCH!!!!! She experienced some complications after surgery, so please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery! I know it's killing her not to be able to come see the girls. I think she will have clearance to travel around the Holidays, we hope so at least!

SO I took some new pics today of the girls before they went to Mother's day Out! It seems to be the only time I can get them dressed and hair done to take good pics! I hadn't sent any recent pictures to my Mom so I snapped these and decided to share with everyone as well.

We will start with a pic of the girls together:

This one is at the church in front of their names where they put their backpacks:

This is Chloe:

And this is Caity:

We spent all weekend painting the girls' "big girl" room so we can make room and get ready to do the nursery. My Mom got the girls really cute bedding for Christmas, so I painted to room to match the bedding they will be getting! I already have it, but I don't trust them enough to put it up considering they like to draw on stuff and smear poop all over everything....Gross, I know!!!!
So here are a few pics of the hard work Jeff and I did this weekend!

I will end this with a new belly pic (or 2)!
This first one is about a week and 1/2 ago. I'm 23.5 weeks in this pic:

This one was taken Sun...on my 25 week mark! 14 weeks to go! Whoo Hoo!!!! Almost there!! I am so ready to meet Little Jack!

I will try and keep up with the blog better, I promise! We plan on taking some Halloween costume pics soon and all 3 grand babies (Chloe, Caity, and Clara) in Mimi's cotton as soon as it's ready!
Until Next time.........